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11 Sep 2017
The Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) invites proposals under the Collaborative Regional Research Programme (CRRP) and the capacity development programme (CAPaBLE) for funding from September 2018.
Walruses huddling together on a block of ice in the Arctic Ocean in August 2012 right before the summer ice cover hit a record low in the following month.
06 Sep 2017
Quantitative analysis has evidenced the acceleration system of melting ice: dark water surfaces absorb more heat than white ice surfaces, thus melting ice and making more water surfaces in the Arctic Ocean.
Hokkaido University's Tomakomai Experimental Forest in Autumn with Mt. Tarumae (left) and Mt. Fuppushi (right) in the background.
06 Sep 2017
Researchers have found evidence that near-ground biogenic emissions of organics suppress cloud formation in cool-temperate forests in autumn, providing clues to how global warming will affect cloud formation and the overall climate.
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05 Sep 2017
Researchers in Japan and China believe they have found new molecular fossils of archaea using a method of analysis commonly used in forensic science.
An illustration of Akatsuki successfully tracking lower-altitude clouds during the night with its near-infrared camera IR2.
01 Sep 2017
Observations by Japan’s Venus climate orbiter Akatsuki have revealed an equatorial jet in the lower to middle cloud layer of the planet’s atmosphere, a finding that could be pivotal to unraveling a phenomenon called superrotation.
Dark materials squeeze green fuel from sunlight
28 Aug 2017
Metallic nanostructures that slow down light dramatically can triple the efficiency of solar-based hydrogen fuel generation.
Vapor harvesting gets the edge
13 Aug 2017
Surface wettability has little effect on atmospheric water gathering, but edge structure is crucial.
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08 Aug 2017
Researchers from the Zoological & Ecological Research Network (ZEN), and Tropical Infectious Diseases Research & Education Centre (TIDREC), University of Malaya have successfully discovered 111 new species of black flies belonging to five subgenera of the genus Simulium in the Oriental Region.
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03 Aug 2017
Mangrove trees, particularly their leaf litter, filter copper out of soil and water in Indonesia.
Brain processing of thermosensory information in hot environments
03 Aug 2017
A team at Nagoya University, Japan, has shed light on how distinct sensory neural pathways function in “feeling” changes in temperature in the environment on the one hand, and actually responding to these changes, such as seeking a cooler or warmer site, on the other.
More rain for the Red Sea if El Niño breezes in
30 Jul 2017
Modeling leads to a better understanding of the role El Niño plays in increasing rainfall along the Red Sea coast.
24 Jul 2017
Are density distributions of the vast universe and the nature of smallest particles related? In a recent research, scientists from HKUST and Harvard University revealed the connection between those two aspects, and argued that our universe could be used as a particle physics "collider" to study the high energy particle physics.
A comparison of dependence function estimators in multivariate extremes
10 Jul 2017
A systematic approach to selecting and configuring statistical models improves predictions of extreme events.
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10 Jul 2017
Scientists at University of Malaya, Malaysia, have found that the seagrass meadows in Johor harbor three times more juvenile fish than coral reefs. They also found that the dugong herds there prefer certain types of meadows over others.
University of Malaya
30 Jun 2017
Ravinder Kaur and her team have been bestowed with the 2017 Future Conservationist Award, a UK-based Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP). Ravinder is the first and only Malaysian to receive the award this year. Her winning project is aimed to provide breeding opportunities for the hornbills.
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23 Jun 2017
A first-ever milestone event brought together Cambodian officials and others today to discuss law enforcement options and responses to wildlife trafficking –an increasing threat to the world’s wildlife species.
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20 Jun 2017
Researchers in Qatar have documented the first evidence for the prevalence of microplastics within the Gulf seawater, specifically in the marine waters of Qatar.
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15 Jun 2017
Speech by Mr Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, and Chairman of the National Research Foundation, at the Opening Ceremony of the Conference on 13 June 2017 at 1700 hrs, at the Marina Bay Sands L4, Simpor Junior Ballroom, Singapore
05 Jun 2017
A unique investigation highlights how excess nitrogen can trigger coral bleaching in the absence of heat stress.
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02 Jun 2017
A new analysis of an ice core from Dome Fuji in Antarctica, along with climate simulation results, shows a high degree of climate instability within glacial periods with intermediate temperatures.
Hokkaido University
30 May 2017
A new tool enables identification of high-end caviar from Beluga sturgeons by analyzing DNA from a single caviar, a development that helps ensure the fair international trade of caviar and contributes to conservation of the species in the wild.
The directional agreement between ocean surface currents and sea surface temperature gradients (1979-2012). Red colors represent good directional agreement whereas green colors represent directional mismatch.
25 May 2017
Ocean currents affect how climate change impacts movements of species to cooler regions.
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25 May 2017
Commonwealth Scientific Community to Gather in Singapore
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11 May 2017
A large middle class in Thailand and Indonesia is demanding more environmental protection; something not happening in other developing South-East Asian nations.
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11 May 2017
The higher the seawater temperature in the tropical Pacific, the more likely ice breakup will occur in East Antarctica, according to a Hokkaido University researcher.
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11 May 2017
Graphic shows plate tectonics began far later than other theories propose, adding to the ongoing debate.
08 May 2017
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) co-hosted a United Nations-supported international conference recently on the challenges and opportunities of ocean and coastal sustainable development under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) Agenda.
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01 May 2017
Careful marine management and stricter fishing laws could enable Saudi Arabia’s coral reefs to thrive.
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28 Apr 2017
There is still time to apply for the 2017 World Water Week Journalist Grant!
A comparison between the previous source model and our model of the large earthquakes along the Ecuador-Colombia subduction zone
27 Apr 2017
A Nagoya University-led team reveals the mechanisms behind different earthquakes at a plate boundary on the west coast of South America, shedding light on historical seismic events and potentially aiding prediction of the future risk from these natural disasters.

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